June 2, 2020 | Press Releases

An important message from President Stewart

Dear Montevallo Family, Today, I write to you with a heavy heart, discouraged beyond measure over the senseless death of George Floyd– the latest tragedy in a long-standing and unfortunate history of racial injustice in our country. The University of Montevallo has a lengthy and proud history of acceptance, inclusion and unity and we actively […]

May 26, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo names 2020-2021 SGA cabinet

The University of Montevallo’s Student Government Association’s leadership team has been finalized for the 2020-2021 academic year. The new SGA executive cabinet was sworn in during virtual meetings in April, as the University was operating under a distance education model due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thomas Dillard, a junior from Birmingham majoring in business administration, […]

May 21, 2020 | Press Releases

UM professor earns national environmental award 

Dr. Susan Caplow, associate professor of environmental studies at the University of Montevallo, has been named among the top instructors in her field by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences.   Each year, the association recognizes faculty, scholars and students in environmental studies and sciences who exemplify the highest standards of teaching, scholarship and service to the education community.  The Association for Environmental […]

May 20, 2020 | Press Releases

UM named to national Colleges of Distinction list for ninth-consecutive year

For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Montevallo has been named to the prestigious national Colleges of Distinction list, remaining one of only two public higher education institutions in the state to achieve the honor. In addition to again earning the overall Colleges of Distinction designation, UM also achieved program-specific recognition for the Stephens […]

May 19, 2020 | Press Releases

UM announces spring 2020 Dean’s List 

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 347 students named to the Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester. To make the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University.  The following students were named to the Dean’s List this […]

May 19, 2020 | Press Releases

UM announces spring 2020 President’s List 

The University of Montevallo is proud to recognize 586 students named to the President’s List for the 2020 spring semester. To make the President’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.8 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and be a full-time student at the University.    Alyah  Abrams  Pleasant Grove  AL  Nemanja  Acimovic  […]

May 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Spring graduates earn degrees from University of Montevallo

Three hundred and seventy five students graduated from the University of Montevallo in early May after overcoming unprecedented obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months.   Because of social distancing guidelines, the graduation ceremony originally scheduled for May 2 has been postponed until Aug. 7, when all spring graduates will be invited back to campus […]

May 12, 2020 | Press Releases

UM adding scholarships for new and returning students

The University of Montevallo Foundation board of directors approved an additional $1.25 million in scholarship funding during a May 8 meeting to help offset the financial burden the COVID-19 outbreak has caused for students. The additional needs-based scholarships will assist new and returning students who are facing financial hardships due to the outbreak. “Our board […]

May 7, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo offers robust computer program curriculum

The University of Montevallo is working to prepare students for cutting-edge, high-demand jobs in emerging technology fields through its growing computer-related fields of study. UM currently offers a major and minor in computer informatics (named changed to data analytics in June 2022) and minor in cybersecurity through the Stephens College of Business as well as […]

April 21, 2020 | Press Releases

UM donating surplus food items to Shelby Emergency Assistance 

When the University of Montevallo campus was forced to move to a distance education model because of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring, UM dining services created a positive outcome from a difficult situation. With students and faculty off campus, Jason Quarles, director of dining services for Falcon Foods/Chartwells, found himself with a surplus of food […]

April 17, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo helping high schools stay connected

The University of Montevallo’s GEAR UP Jefferson County program is helping about 350 high school students stay connected with their education during social distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this academic year, GEAR UP partnered with eighth-grade classrooms at Fultondale High School, Tarrant High School and Fairfield High Preparatory School through its 1:1 initiative. […]

April 14, 2020 | Press Releases

Ozley selected for University of Montevallo Faculty Service Award

Dr. Raymond Ozley, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Montevallo, has been selected by his peers to receive the University’s 2020 Faculty Service Award for his impact on and off campus. The UM Faculty Senate selected Ozley to receive the award, which will be presented during the 2020 UM Founders’ Day in […]

April 9, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo adding minor in peace and justice studies

A new minor being offered at the University of Montevallo beginning in fall 2020 will examine the causes and consequences of economic disparity, institutionalized inequality and strategies for building peace and resolving conflicts. The peace and justice studies minor will build on the University’s long history of working toward gender equality and inclusivity to equip […]

March 30, 2020 | Press Releases

UM supplying 3D printed face masks to Alabama hospitals, first responders

A group of employees at the University of Montevallo are putting their expertise and resources to work for the state’s health care industry in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. A few weeks ago, Michael Price, the Digital Media and Emerging Technologies Librarian at UM’s Carmichael Library, heard news reports about hospitals across the […]

March 10, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight – Alyssa Williams 

University of Montevallo junior Alyssa Williams’ double major of history and communication studies is helping her to put a new perspective on historical events.   “I think it’s a really cool interplay, because history and communication really go together,” Williams said. “Communication helps you to understand why things happened the way they did throughout history.”  Williams, […]

March 6, 2020 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo celebrates Homegrown Heroines  

From being one of the first elementary school students to integrate during Alabama’s civil rights era to tackling large-scale renovations to multiple historic properties, four women shared stories of overcoming obstacles in their lives during a March 4 Homegrown Heroines event at the University of Montevallo.   During the event, which was held in recognition of […]

March 3, 2020 | Student Spotlight

Student spotlight: Alexandria Hawkins 

University of Montevallo junior Alexandria Hawkins has been set on a career field in law since she was in elementary school, and UM is helping her to build a solid foundation for her future goals.   Hawkins is majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminology, and is completing a minor in African American studies.   “I like […]

February 28, 2020 | Press Releases

UM Art Department hosting Blue Nature colloquium March 5-6 

The University of Montevallo Department of Art is hosting a two-day interdisciplinary colloquium on the theme of Blue Nature on the University’s campus from March 5-6. The events will take place in Humanities Hall and Bloch Hall. The colloquium features faculty research and creative endeavor, students’ art installations and research projects and guest lectures. The events […]

February 27, 2020 | More Montevallo Stories

Ricardo Conte receives UM Young Achiever's Award

During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the UM National Alumni Association honored alumni for their outstanding contributions to the greater education community. The honorees received their awards in front of a full house in Anna Irvin Dining Hall during the Feb. 8 Recognition Luncheon. Ricardo Conte received the Nathalie Molton Gibbons Young Achiever’s Award. Conte, an […]